The Otter Service is key component of Otter's architecture, and is
what actually runs your plans using the
execution engine. It's a standard
Windows Service Application,
and may be managed and configured using the Windows Service Manager or
sc.exe as you see fit.
In addition to stopping and starting the Otter Service, you can see the service's live logs; this may be helpful when diagnosing problems or working with Inedo's support team to track down unexpected behavior or bugs.
You can also manually trigger the task runners that the service would otherwise routinely execute. This should only be needed in debugging purposes, as the Web Application will trigger them in response to certain actions (such as editing a plan), and they are always executed on service start.
RoutineConfigurationExecutionThrottlein All Settings), and executes configuration plans for all severs
Updates.PerformUpdateChecksin All Settings), and communicates with inedo.com for an updated version of the sofftware
By default, the Otter Service is named
INEDOOTTERSVC, runs under the
and is granted Read, Write, ListDirectory privileges to the following paths:
If you choose to configure this as a custom domain account, it will be important to grant these same privileges.